Centre Improvement Works

Lighting upgrade

We are pleased to inform you that both Walton and Dovercourt Bay have recently undergone Centre Improvement Works with an upgrade on their pool hall lighting.

The upgrade converted all pool lighting to LED lights, helping us lead the way in reducing our carbon footprint.

Wet side Toilet Refurbishment

We are also pleased to inform you that Walton’s wet side toilets have recently undergone a refurbishment, replacing all flooring, hand dryers, cubicles and a full redecoration.  

Phase Two Centre Improvement Works at Clacton 

Works to refurbish the health suite and wet-side changing areas at Clacton Leisure Centre have been completed. However due to futher issues behind the scenes of the Well being Zone a delay has been unavoidable in the opening of the Well being Zone. We will be in touch as soon as we have futher news on its completion.

The £575,000 investment in the district leisure facilities saw the sauna and health suite – now re-named the Wellbeing Zone – completely revamped, along with new changing cubicles, showers and toilets at the Tendring District Council-run (TDC) facility.

Alex Porter, TDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said the work was part of the council’s Back to Business agenda.

“One of our aims of Back to Business is to provide facilities where people can thrive – and that includes exercising and relaxing,” Councillor Porter said.

“Due to Covid-19 the Wellbeing Zone has been closed for quite some time, so now is the perfect opportunity to re-visit it, see the fabulous work that has been done, and enjoy the amenity.

“Likewise swimming pool users will, I am sure, be delighted with the revamped changing area.”

The new changing area will re-open to the public from tomorrow (Wednesday, 15 December), while the Wellbeing Zone will open early in the New Year.

Following adaptations made during the works the Wellbeing Zone pool can now also be used to accommodate junior swimming lessons, boosting capacity at the centre and reducing the amount of the time area is not used.

“These works have made a really positive impact on the district leisure provision at Clacton Leisure Centre, and whether you’re a regular visitor, haven’t been in a while or perhaps have never been, now is the perfect opportunity to check it out,” Councillor Porter added.

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